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Energy Assistance Programs are available for heating assistance to low-income families in several counties within Sumter EMC’s service area. Contact the West Central GA Community Action Council for qualifications and application process details. This Community Council serves members of Chattahoochee, Marion, Schley, Stewart, Sumter, and Webster Counties. Call (478) 472-3607 or (855) 473-9423 or visit for more information. 

To apply for assistance, visit 900 Adderton Street, Americus, Georgia. For homebound individuals, call (478) 472-3607. You will need the following documents to apply. 

  • Proof of income for all household members for the past 30 days. 

  • Proof of social security number for each person in the household. 

  • Most recent gas and electricity bills for the household. 

  • Proof of citizenship or legal immigrant status.  

If you want more information on the low-income home energy assistance program (LIHEAP) check out this website